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Visiting Britain from Scandinavia

Visit Britain wishes to raise awareness of, and visits to, regional Britain from Denmark, Norway and Sweden by telling the story of relevant regional experiences via content.

Proposal deadline: 9 November

Budget available: £100,000

For more information, please contact


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Delivery of tourism strategy

Newry and Mourne District Council require the delivery of a tourism strategy for the period 2016-2020.

Deadline for proposals: 4 November

For more information and if you’re interested in bidding, please contact

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Supplier required for the evaluation of the PIPERS project

The PIPERS project brings together six partners and 15 third parties from both the EURAXESS Service Network and other academic and non-academic stakeholders in Europe. The aims are to identify existing good practice and training resources for researcher career development; to develop new tools to support proactive management of researcher career paths; and to provide an efficient and sustainable way of sharing and cascading these across the wider Network.

We are seeking to appoint a supplier who will be tasked with producing a PIPERS project report which assesses the impact of the project – both qualitative and quantitative – against agreed outcomes.

Deadline to reply to Invitation to Bid: 30 October 2015

Fore more info and to reply, please visit:

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Tourism Marketing Around Dark Skies

The three National Parks in Wales all offer opportunities to enjoy dark skies. The National Park Authorities of Snowdonia, Brecon Beacons and Pembrokeshire Coast have come together to develop a joint National Park Wales programme relating to dark skies and are seeking to commission consultants to develop this work. The Dark Skies: Brilliant Parks project will show how these world-class landscapes can be enjoyed just as much by night as they are by day. This project will help promote Wales’ National Parks as high quality locations to enjoy dark skies.

The project activities include:

  1. Branding and marketing plan
  2. Suite of activities and adventures relating to the theme
  3. Short film to promote ‘Dark Skies: Brilliant Parks’ to visitors and inspire the trade to be involved
  4. Digital interactive manual to support trade engagement and product development

Proposals are due by 5th November 2015.

Funding available: £32,000

If you are interested in bidding, please contact